- (of mutton, venison, lamb, etc.) a cut comprising both loins.
- this cut, trimmed and prepared for roasting.
verb (used with object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
verb (used without object), sad·dled, sad·dling.
- saddam hussein,
- sadder but wiser,
- saddle back,
- saddle blanket,
- saddle block,
- saddle block anesthesia,
- saddle embolus
- in a position to direct or command; in control.
- at work; on the job.
Origin of saddle
Examples from the Web for saddle
Certainly Weaver has been the burr under Palmer's saddle for almost his entire career.
We will not rest till we find out what she ordered and how that famous butt is holding up after four days in the saddle.
With the big kettledrums on either side of the saddle, and all that.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But today, skyrocketing costs price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle them with unsustainable debt.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address|Justin Green|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In February 1909, at age 79, he toppled drunk from his saddle at Fort Sill, Okla.The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo|Marc Wortman|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A piece of old carpet was my saddle, and served me likewise for a seat, a table, and various other purposes.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
I avoided his shaft, and as his horse bolted past on my left, I pushed him with my shield, and knocked him from the saddle.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Most of them were half-broken, but there were some that had never seen, much less felt, a saddle.The Career of Leonard Wood|Joseph Hamblen Sears
The buckskin was gone, and the saddle was not hanging by its stirrup from its accustomed limb-stub.The Gold Girl|James B. Hendryx
A man was riding on horseback with a woman seated on the saddle behind him.The King of Ireland's Son|Padraic Colum
Word Origin for saddle
Old English sadol "seat for a rider," from Proto-Germanic *sathulaz (cf. Old Norse söðull, Old Frisian sadel, Dutch zadel, zaal, German Sattel "saddle"), from PIE *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Latin sedere "to sit," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle;" see sedentary). Figurative phrase in the saddle "in an active position of management" is attested from 1650s. Saddle stitch (n.) was originally in bookbinding (1887).
Old English sadolian "to put a riding saddle on;" see saddle (n.). The meaning "to load with a burden" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Saddled; saddling.
In addition to the idiom beginning with saddle
- saddle someone with
- in the driver's seat (saddle)